Mother upset by confrontation over dog

Recently, I asked my daughter to run to Lowe’s to pick up a mop bucket for me.

As soon as she picked up her keys to go, our beloved rat terrier, Daisy, wanted to go, too. I have taken Daisy before. She is only 11 pounds of love.

As soon as my daughter got out of her car with Daisy, a man in the parking lot started cursing at her for having her “g.d. dog” at the store. This man used such vulgar language that he had my daughter in tears and Daisy’s nerves just shattered.

My daughter was so upset by this guy following her and cursing her that she went directly to the service desk and asked the associate to escort her and Daisy to get the bucket.

The folks at Lowe’s were very kind and helpful to them.

A lot of us take our pets out to hardware stores. This man has a problem. He thinks he is someone special that can go around jumping on women who are alone and look like a victim to him. Guess what? Not every one will take crap like this. There are families in these stores and would they rather see my sweet Daisy or a little man with a bully complex swearing?

We are from West Asheville, and we aren’t bashful! Step up on the wrong person and maybe you’ll have a change of heart about picking on girls and their puppy dogs. You should be ashamed of your actions. What if it were your daughter or wife or mother? Would you be the same or do you hate everyone and everything the same?

My dogs have better manners. At least they know how to act in public.

My kid came home in tears. I guess the man in the parking lot got his jollies out of that.

Glenda Turner
Asheville

828-776-1051

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4 thoughts on “Mother upset by confrontation over dog

  1. Rachel Kennedy

    Need to comment on Glenda Turner’s ridiculous letter of outrage. I assume she can read. There is a sign on Lowe’s door allowing service animals only. I don’t understand what is not clear to her, or why she feels so entitled. I have had to go to store managers on many occassions because these idiots leave their dogs in a car with the windows cracked. I don’t understand why people have to take their pets everywhere. I own three rescued animals. I just don’t appreciate having to dodge dog pee on the floor in any retail establishment. Perhaps Glenda can get a discount for therapy for her emotionally shattered dog and daughter. I wonder if being not bashful is just another way of saying the rules don’t apply to her.

    • herbal_stories

      People at Lowe’s tend to love when your bring your animals. They go looking for cookies for the pets. Some people have very well behaved animals, that do not pee in stores, and actually bring much joy to many of the people these dogs encounter. Having a dog by your side is a way of being – and understanding how to do this takes training and a bond of love that is quite wonderful. Glenda – so sorry your daughter was treated so horribly. I will love seeing your critter at Lowe’s or out anywhere with you or your daughter.

  2. Kriss

    I can certainly understand and sympathize with the experience that Glenda Turner went through as described in her letter. What I don’t understand is where someone may not agree with her and her feelings about what happened, instead of pointing out areas of disagreement and why, they decide to just personally insult her with such comments as “ridiculous” and “I assume she can read.” Such remarks only reflect negatively on the writer of such remarks. I also should point out that it was not Lowe’s she had the problem with, as they were obviously very accommodating and helpful. The problem was with some busybody stranger in the parking lot who had no business whatsoever in saying a word to her. Hearing of such incidents and verbal attacks in public from a total stranger is indeed troubling.

  3. Dean

    I have taken my pit/boxer mix to Lowes on many occasions. Never been an issue. He is courteous, and most people, including employees and shoppers, are happy to see him.

    Service dog? Yes. He keeps me from throttling idiots.

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